Posts Tagged ‘Ignatian discernment’

To understand Pope Francis — understand the Jesuits

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians. He often expresses his desire for greater formation in discernment – a concept that may seem obscure without an understanding its importance to the Pope’s Jesuit formation. “When a Jesuit says ‘discernment,’ they’re employing a term that has Read more

St Ignatius and finding your purpose in life

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

As a teacher in our parish school, I often ask the kids what they want to be when they grow up. The most popular answer is a sports star (I’m not alone!). Veterinarian, scientist, and doctor are also frequently mentioned. Asking questions about why you’re here and what will make you happy is too often neglected. When planning for the Read more